Be aware when fertilizing your perennials.
Perennial flowers, ground covers and grasses don’t need a lot of fertilization and in fact some may react negatively. Overfertilized perennials may bolt, producing excessive soft growth instead of more flowers. To be safe, a soil test will help you determine the needs of your plants and the amount of fertilizer, if any, is warranted. Fertilizers with a 10-10-10 formula are generally sufficient.
Do you have floppy plants? Stake ‘em!
Some plants may need staking to prevent flopping over in the garden and flower beds. Plants with heavy flower h...